Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California (USC)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?"
"[T]he only 'theory' of child development we can imagine in which a child's sexual development would bear no relationship to parental genes, practices, environment, or beliefs would be an arbitrary one."
Cowritten with J. Stacey, "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?," American Sociological Review, Apr. 2001
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to human sexuality. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to human sexuality.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California (USC), 2007-present
Associate Professor of Sociology, USC, 2000-present
Research Associate, Gerontology Research Institute in the Andrus Gerontology Center, USC
Research Associate, USC Population Research Laboratory
Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology
Member, American Sociological Association
Member, National Council on Family Relations
Member, Pacific Sociological Association
Member, Population Association of America
Member, Population Reference Bureau
Recipient, Sex and Gender Best Article Award for "(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?", 2004
Recipient, USC General Education Teaching Award, 2002